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Figure Skating
Contributor(s): Labrecque, Ellen
ISBN: 1534108556     ISBN-13: 9781534108554
Publisher: Cherry Lake Pub
    OUR PRICE: $12.80  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: January 2018
Annotation: Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, Figure Skating in the Global Citizens: Olympic Sports series explores the sport through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of figure skating. Content includes information on multiple Olympic events in the category. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions. Data-focused backmatter is included, as well as a bibliography, glossary, and index.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Figure skating; Juvenile literature.
Olympics; Juvenile literature.
Civics; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Ice Skating
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Winter Sports
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Olympics
Dewey: 796.91/2
LCCN: 2017033727
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Global Citizens: Olympic Sports
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.25" W x 0.25" (0.24 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 April)

Gr 4–6—These books offer fairly dense, text-heavy accounts of the evolution of different Olympic winter sports. Descriptions of gear, all-time best athletes, and dynasties of each sport provide young researchers with a lot of fodder for reports. Most notable is inclusion of climate change and its effect on outdoor winter sports in Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, and Snowboarding. The somewhat dry writing will not have huge appeal to casual browsers. The sparse visuals don't do much to break up the long chunks of text. VERDICT Unlikely to garner a readership outside of those with schoolwork needs.

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